Why is junior golf important?
I think golf should be a part of most children’s activities or at least they should be exposed to golf. It’s a sport of a lifetime. Baseball, hockey, soccer, football, and javelin throwing all have limited lifespans. Golf can be played until you are incapable of walking. It’s good exercise especially if you walk. I know a 90 year old man who still plays regularly while walking and carrying his clubs! The air is fresh, the scenery is great and sometimes spectacular and you can play almost anywhere in the world. It’s also a great way to spend some time with family and friends.
When a person takes up the game at an early age they can develop important physical skills and life skills. Sports physiology elements are developed over time such as agility and coordination, golf physical skills like balance , flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. With youth in North America leading more sedentary lifestyles, golf offers a wonderful physical activity for all skill levels. Mental management element are developed over time: relaxation, breathing, stress and tension control and goal setting.
Maybe you’ve the expression that golf is like life. Well, golf and in particular programs such as the CN Future Links junior program develops values that uphold the tradition and history of golf: respect, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, responsibility and perseverance.
For more information on the CN Future Links Program you can go to www.futurelinks.com or email jacques@the clubmaker.ca.